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MI – Comics and the Art of Visual Communication


Cartoonist Scott McCloud appears at the Duderstadt Center on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

“Comics” is finally coming of age as an artistic and literary form. Now this once-maligned medium of expression is poised for new opportunities, thanks to a mutating media environment and a potential revolution in visual education. Author and comics artist Scott McCloud shines a light on these and other fascinating trends—and demonstrates why every visual choice we make matters—in a fast-moving cascade of images and ideas.

Scott McCloud is an American cartoonist and comics theorist. He is best known for his non-fiction books about comics, Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006). And he is the cartoonist/writer behind Zot (1984-1990) and The Sculptor (2015).

Seating is limited! Please register to guarantee your admission!

Join us for a reception with Scott McCloud at 6:00, prior to the 7:00 presentation.

November 5 – 16. Conveying Information Through Comics. Using selections from the comics collection at the University of Michigan Library, this gallery exhibition explores the many ways in which comics can be used to communicate a wide variety of types of information in disciplines as diverse as science, history, religion, economics, biography, fine arts, and more. Gallery hours: noon – 6:00, Monday through Friday.

This event is presented by the University of Michigan Library, the Duderstadt Center, ArtsEngine, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, and the Ann Arbor District Library.

Special thanks to Vault of Midnight for providing books for sale at this event.

The Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109